Water tapped by a private well is often of the highest quality. When buying a home with a private well, your home inspection should include a well system check up to ensure the well is in good working order and the quality of the water produced meets health standards.
Your well water inspection will include:
- A flow test to determine system output and general water quality (odor, cloudiness, etc.).
- An inspection of well equipment to assure that it is sanitary, cap is not damaged and conduit with wiring is intact.
- A test of your water for coliform bacteria and water hardness, and anything else of concern in your area that could pose problems with your plumbing, staining, water appearance, and odor.
- A concise, clear, written report explaining results and recommendations for your well that will include water sample test results.